Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween 2018!

Happy Halloween from me--and the everlasting spirit of my dearly departed reluctant trick-or-treater---to you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tallulah-Palooza Halloween Week Review: Day 7

 Owl head.

Right before she shook it off...

Monday, October 29, 2018

Tallulah-Palooza Halloween Week Review: Day 6

 She was NEVER a little devil...but she looked adorable with devil horns!

Tallulah-Palooza Halloween Week Review: Day 5

Hipster be-bop Tallulah Mae.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tallulah-Palooza Halloween Review Week: Day 1

 Tallulah Mae did NOT enjoy dressing up or having things put on her head.
 The struggle is real.
My little angel girl...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tree Abstract

What an amazing swirl of color almost looks like a painting! (It is trees in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.)

Monday, October 22, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

Tulip Wow

A reminder to always look inside a tulip as it opens...whole universes in there!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Beachy Keen

 Just a perfect day at the beach...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Flame On

You gotta love a cement mixer that has flames painted on it...spotted on the freeway near L.A. (of course!).

Monday, October 15, 2018

Surprise Outing Fun

 On Saturday, B. surprised me with a VERY fun outing up to Carson to the L.A. Printers Fair, held at the International Printing Museum. Many many talented artists and printers had their wares on display...

 A linotype machine! When I first started editing, we still used linotype to print our catalogues.

So very fun...printing, in all its guises, is an amazing thing--without Mr. Gutenberg, we would not have civilization as we know it (the good part of civilization, that is...we can't blame the current state of the world on him!).

Friday, October 12, 2018

Snack Time

 When your sweet husband brings you coffee and a snack...
(I confess to not knowing anything about Paw Patrol, but the cookies are awfully cute!)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Number One

The first pumpkin has arrived--yay!

(I'm not done with Philadelphia photos, just haven't had time to sort/edit them yet--more on the way!)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Garden Peek

 The cutting garden is still going strong, even into October...lovely picotee lisianthus up top, purple stock and zinnias below.

 And dahlias!

Monday, October 8, 2018


 This is Wanamaker's (now a Macy's) in Philadelphia. It is a true retail temple, built in 1910.

John Wanamaker, a native Philadelphian, invented the concept of the department store (including the use of price tags!).

 This is the world's largest (working) organ. In a department store!

The store is jaw-dropping...I can only imagine what shoppers thought when they entered the doors of this magnificent building more than 100 years ago.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Philly Phlowers and Pholiage

 Too early for autumn colors on the trees, alas, but LOTS of gorgeous window boxes...really lovely.

 A cherry tree! Where is George Washington?